“We ask nicely for years and get nothing. Someone makes a threat, and it works.” —Ingrid Newkirk
“We played the game, we played the rules. We were moderate, reasonable, and professional. We had data, statistics, and maps. And we got fucked. That’s when I started thinking, `Something’s missing here. Something isn’t working.’” —Earth First! activist Howie Wolkie on attempts to protect wilderness through compromise with the US Forest Service
by Camille Marino
Early last week we identified 18-year old “Student X” who moved to Florida from Washington to work at the Sid Martin Biotech Incubator — a $22 million University of Florida concentration camp in Gainesville. Research into X’s background revealed personal details that potentially rendered her emotionally vulnerable. Additionally, we knew that she was still isolated in this state. We knew the exact nature of her position in the dungeon and sought to remove her from the equation, just as we will seek to eliminate student vivisectors or any youth we deem complicit. Parents need to reconsider sending their kids to Florida to participate in institutional animal abuse in any capacity.